Amuneke Replaces Eguavoen as Super Eagles Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation has reconstituted the technical crew of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, with Emmanuel Amuneke taking over as Chief Coach while interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen staying on as Interim Technical Adviser.

The announcement was made by the NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi on Monday.

Amuneke comes to the job with varied experience across the continent and country having coached in a number of African countries and is also a member of the FIFA and CAF Technical Study Groups.

The NFF scribe in a statement announcing the developments said:

“The NFF Board has approved a recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee retaining Augustine Eguavoen as Technical Director/Technical Adviser (interim) while Emmanuel Amuneke becomes the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles. Salisu Yusuf will be the 2nd Assistant Coach/Chief Coach of the CHAN team and Joseph Yobo will be 3rd Assistant while Aloysius Agu remains the Goalkeepers’ Trainer,” NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi announced.

Sanusi added: “We acknowledge and appreciate the interest that Mr Jose Peseiro has shown in Nigeria Football during our very cordial discussions and have absolutely no doubt about his capacity. We believe that perhaps in the future, there could be an opportunity to work with him. However, in view of the positive performance of the Super Eagles at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations which has given hope to Nigerians and boosted our confidence in the present coaching crew to qualify us for the World Cup in Qatar, we have decided to accept the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee to retain the Eguavoen-led coaching crew and strengthen it with the addition of Emmanuel Amuneke.”

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